Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Win yourself some boots

My old boots are tired!

I still haven't come up with a way to retire my decade-old Ariat Ropers. They are my comfort boots. But they sure are looking worn out. They really don't go with my green velvet dress any longer.


 I know it's silly, they are just an article of clothing, but these boots have protected my feet on trail rides in the Colorado mountains; training colts to run on the racetrack; on our journey across the US looking for a new place to farm; as we broke ground on Foxbriar Farm; and now, they run me through the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center everyday.


You can't just throw a pair of boots that anchor all those memories into the trash. And honestly, they are worn out, so I can't pass them on to anyone, either.


So, with the help of Country Outfitter, (an awesome Arkansas company) I'm going to have you all help me figure out an appropriate retirement for my beloved boots. And, along with helping me, out, you have a chance to win your own new pair of boots.

When I find something I like, I tend to stick with it.

Country Outfitter has lots of different types of boots. You don't have to just pick a pair like mine. If you win this giveaway, they will give you up to $150 towards the boots of your choice. And even if you don't win, I bet you'll find something that you want to put on your Christmas list for Santa to bring!










HOW TO ENTER THIS BOOT DRAWING

1. To get a chance to win your very own pair of boots from Country Outfitter, you must click this link to their boots giveaway page
and enter your email address. They may send you some promotional emails.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with your suggestion for a proper retirement for my old Ariats.

I am also going to set up a place for ideas on Pinterest, so read on in the next few days for how to share your ideas there, but that in not a requirement for entering. To enter, just click on the link above, enter your email address and then leave a comment here. That's it. That's all the requirements. Of course, I'd appreciate it if you'd share this out on Facebook and with your other social media friends, so that everybody has a chance to win boots and I find a good use/retirement for my old boots.

My boots are made for walking!
We'll be doing the drawing for the winner of this pair of boots and announce the winning retirement idea at noon on Sunday, November 25. You have up until midnight on Saturday, November 24th  (Small Business Saturday) to enter

 Disclosure: Country Outfitter, a retailer of Ariat Boots, gave me these Heritage Lace Ropers to review.




25 comments:

Karen said...

I entered. How about you get them set into a shadow box. You could write memories of adventures in the boots and have that on display in there as well.

Brianne said...

Turn them into a shadow box of sorts. Put pictures of places you've been or things you've done in them along with a lace & piece of the leather.

Twining Vine Designs said...

Bronze them and display them at the Folk Center!

Tbell20KES said...

Sounds a little unconventional, but I have seen some really cute flower planters made out of old boots!

Tbell20KES said...

Sounds a little unconventional but I have seen old boots turned into really cute flower planters. They are super cute when paired with antique items like a washtub and wheelbarrow in a garden.

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Whitney Sutherland said...

Hi Jeanette,
Let's see...I think a great retirement for your boots would be to incorporate them into one of your gardens as a planter for a pretty flower. I can't wait to see what you decide on though!

Michelle Shellabarger said...

I was going to say use as a flower pot too, but saw someone had already suggested it. Maybe an herb garden!

Anonymous said...

I entered my email. Use your old boots as a flower planter for marigolds : )
glendonsattler@hotmail.com

Nancy G said...

Fill them full of buckshot and use them for bookends (or doorstops). You would probably want to top them off with plaster of paris (does anyone still use that, or am I showing my age?) or some sort of liquid resin that would harden and prevent the shot from spilling out.

Patti said...

I entered! I think they would make cool planters! Add some soil and your favorite plants and there you go. Always in your sights and bringing great memories! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

Park Wife said...

Let's bronze them and display at the OFC!

Julie said...

I submitted my email.
I would use them as flower planters on my back step
thanks
aunteegem@yahoo./com

Morgan alonso said...

The planter is a good idea!

Ellen said...

How about turning your boots into lamps for your bedside tables?

pandalovesyou said...

I think you old boots should be put on display on a shelf or something.

I entered!

Pandaluvsu82 at gmail dot com

knight.caitlyn@gmail.com said...

I just entered , but I think you should just display your boots on a shelf in your house with other treasured items so you and everyone else can always see them

Brittany said...

I would use them in a shed or outside in the garden to hold gardening tools!

Faith Williams said...

I submitted my email:) I think you could put them on a worn out shelf with pictures of you in the boots framed:)

Anonymous said...

Karen McCratic....ksuemc@pgtc.com
I vote for the book ends or door stop!!!

JenD said...

Entered using jenni_412@yahoo.com
I would put them in a shadow box and set up a diorama

Lisa Ault said...

I say use them for a planter with some beautiful flowers.

Aultdeals at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

Has the winner has been announced yet? lol thanks
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Jeanette Larson said...

Well, the winner has been chosen, but hasn't replied back to my email yet. Check your spam filters to see if you have an email from me. If I don't hear back from the winner by noon, we'll pick another.

Julie said...

Whoever wins is pretty dang lucky :)
aunteegem@yahoo.com